Empey Lecture

The department of Human Ecology hosts the Empey Lecture yearly. The lecture focuses on research topics in aging, gerontology, family ecology, textiles, nutrition, family relationships and human ecology.

The Empey Lecture is delivered annually in honour of Dr. Elizabeth Empey, Dean of Home Economics at the University of Alberta from 1960 to 1976. The lectureship commemorates the many contributions made by Dr. Empey to the profession of Home Economics and Nutrition. Public lectures are delivered on issues related to Family Science, Material Culture, Clothing & Textiles, or Nutrition. Previous Lectures Contact Us